Naoko Masuda

Temple Students Remember Disaster In Japan With Commemorative Song

Devastating images of towns in ruins are still reminders of last years earthquake and tsunami that hit the Northeast coast of Japan. Sunday marks the one year anniversary.


(Credit: Angela Gershman

Extreme Weather Events Of 2011

The weather events of 2011 will be documented in the United States and Philadelphia as one of the most extreme in history.



Woodbury Sketch Club Surpasses Obstacle, Expected To Put On Great Holiday Show

Members of the Sketch Club Players in Woodbury are on stage performing their annual Christmas show, but it was no easy feat. The 122-year-old building on Glover Street was damaged by August’s Earthquake. It wasn’t covered by insurance and the all volunteer organization faced quite a dilemma.


(A Marcellus shale drilling site in Pennsylvania.  File photo)

Geologist: Fracking Can Cause Small Earthquakes

Scientists are exploring a new concern about gas extraction in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale beds: Earthquakes.


Turkish men look at a collapsed building

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Turkey

Turkey’s prime minister announced that a 7.2-magnituted earthquake that struck eastern Turkey Sunday has killed at least 138 people.


City Hall

Structural Crack Discovered In The Tower Of Philadelphia’s City Hall

Work begins Friday morning to repair a crack that was discovered in the tower of Philadelphia City Hall. Officials suspect it may have been caused by last month’s earthquake.


Hurricane Irene

Preparing For Nature’s Fury

I think we need to be more prepared for problems like earthquakes, hurricanes and even simple power outages. Prevention can go a long way when it comes to our overall health and safety.



Experts: Stay Inside During An Earthquake

Thousands of people downtown ran out of City Hall and several high rise buildings after feeling Tuesday’s earthquake, but making for the nearest exit isn’t what the experts recommend.


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3 On Your Side: Standard Insurance Doesn’t Cover Everything

Yesterday we were dealing with an earthquake. This weekend we may have to prepare for a hurricane. When a disaster strikes many of us come to rely on our insurance when we need to put the pieces back together.


(Office workers stand outside the Comcast Center following yesterday's 5.8 magnitude earthquake. Credit: Montgomery Maxton Photography)

Officials Say Philadelphia’s Buildings Are Built To Take A Quake

Fran Burns, the commissioner of Licenses and Inspections, says there are complex regulations in the city’s construction code regarding potential earthquakes.


Stigall Show Log 8.24.11

Chris covers the ‘Mega Earthquake’ that struck Philly yesterday, looks back at the life of Joey Vento with Dom Giordano and CBS 3’s Dray Clark, and talks Phillies with Seth Everett.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–08/24/2011

Workers stand outside a building at 15th and Spring Garden Streets after the August, 2011 earthquake. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Safety Expert: After Earthquake, It’s Time To Review Your Disaster Plan

“The first thing you should not do is evacuate a building,” says Dave Schrader, director of communications for the Red Cross. He says the best thing to do during an earthquake is to stay where you are and get under a sturdy desk or table.


(credit: Montgomery Maxton Photography)

Delaware Valley Rattled By Earthquake

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va., shook much of Washington, D.C., and was felt as far north as Rhode Island Philadelphia and New York City.



Mysterious Explosion In Northeast Philadelphia Turns Out To Be An Earthquake

Neighbors on Calera Road in Northeast Philadelphia weren’t sure what to think after hearing a loud boom Friday night.



USGS: 1.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Greater Philadelphia Area

Several reports of an explosion in parts of Northeast Philadelphia late Friday night turned out to be a 1.7 magnitude earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.